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  • Last Updated : 29 Jun, 2022

The margin-left property in CSS is used to set the width of the margin on the left of the desired element. Negative values of this property are allowed.

  • A positive value is used when it is desired that the margin is farther away from its neighbors.
  • A negative value is used when it is desired that the margin is placed closer.

Syntax:

margin-left: length|auto|initial|inherit;

Default Value : Its default value is 0.

Property values:

  • length : Sets a fixed value defined in px, cm, pt. Negative values as mentioned earlier are allowed. 0 px is the default value.
margin-left: 15px;
  • Example 1

html




<html>
   <head>
      <title>
         CSS | margin-left Property
      </title>
   </head>
    
   <body>
      <p style = "margin-left:15px; border-style:solid ;
                  border-color:black;">
         This paragraph has 15px margin .
      </p>
   </body>
</html>

  • Example 2

html




<html>
   <head>
      <title>
         CSS | margin-left Property
      </title>
   </head>
    
   <body>
      <p style = "margin-left:20%; border-style:solid ;
                  border-color:black;">
         This paragraph has 20% margin .
      </p>
   </body>
</html>

  • auto :It is used when it is desired that the browser determines the width of the left margin.
margin-left: auto;
  • Example

html




<html>
   <head>
      <title>
         CSS | margin-left Property
      </title>
   </head>
    
   <body>
      <p style = "margin-left:auto; border-style:solid ;
                  border-color:black;">
         This paragraph has auto margin .
      </p>
   </body>
</html>

  • initial :It is used to set the value of the margin-left property to its default value.
margin-left: initial;
  • Example

html




<html>
   <head>
      <title>
         CSS | margin-left Property
      </title>
   </head>
    
   <body>
      <p style = "margin-left:initial; border-style:solid ;
                  border-color:black;">
         This paragraph has initial margin .
      </p>
   </body>
</html>

  • inherit :It is used when it is desired that the element inherit the margin-left property of its parent as its own.
margin-left: inherit; 
  • Example 1

html




<html>
   <head>
      <title>
         CSS | margin-left Property
      </title>
   </head>
    
   <body>
      <div style="margin-left:50px;">
      <p style = "margin-left:inherit; border-style:solid ;
                  border-color:black;">
         This paragraph has auto margin .
      </p>
      </div>
   </body>
</html>

  • Example 2

html




<html>
   <head>
      <title>
         CSS | margin-left Property
      </title>
   </head>
    
   <body>
      <p style = "margin-left:auto; border-style:solid ;
                  border-color:black;">
         This paragraph has auto margin .
      </p>
       
      <p style = "margin-left:10px; border-style:solid ;
                  border-color:black;">
         This paragraph has 10px margin.
      </p>
      <br>
       
      <p style = "margin-left:5%;border-style:solid;
                  border-color: black;">
         This paragraph has 5% margin.
      </p>
      <br>
       
      <p style = "margin-left:15px; border-style:solid;
                  border-color: black;">
         This text has an margin of 15px.
      </p>
      <br><br>  
 
      <p style = "margin-left:initial;border-style:solid;
                  border-color: black;">
         This text has a margin of default
         typeset by initial
      </p>  
   </body>
</html>

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by margin-left Property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 1.0
  • Edge 12.0
  • Internet Explorer 3.0
  • Opera 3.5
  • Firefox 1.0
  • Safari 1.0

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